June 8th, 2017 Expert Spotlight

June 8th, 2017 Expert Spotlight


Are you in need of an expert?  We personally select top qualified experts who excel in varying disciplines including fire and explosion, aviation, construction, marine, rail, utilities, and more.  We will highlight four of these professionals bimonthly; however, all of our experts can be found in the RTI Expert Directory.  For additional information on any expert, please contact us.


Embraer Brake Systems
RTI Expert No: 011202

RTI Expert 011202 is an Embraer Brake System Expert, as well as a Principal Systems Engineer experienced in many aspects of the Aerospace Industry.  He has a strong technical background in systems integration, requirements management, and customer relationships. Our expert is very pro-active, able to work under pressure, and highly skilled in problem solving and troubleshooting. His areas of expertise include: aircraft systems development; certification and post-sale support; ARP4754 specialist; vendor, supplier and client relationship management; government/authority relationship management (EASA, FAA, ANAC); incident and accident investigation; and new airplane entry into service. Our expert is fluent in Portuguese and holds a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering.


Metallurgy and Materials
RTI Expert No: 011166

Expert 011166 is a senior Metallurgist and Materials Engineer with substantial experience in the materials, metallurgical and mechanical engineering fields. Our expert has directed and administered nuclear quality assurance programs for the power industry in the areas of NDE, materials engineering, testing analysis, welding engineering, cathodic protection, coatings engineering, and ASME Codes. This expert served as Principal Metallurgist for Baltimore Gas and Electric Company for thirteen years.  In that capacity, he investigated, reviewed and approved more than 2500 materials, as well as component and system design problems and failure analyses in power plants from fuel handling to fly ash control equipment and materials. Since 1970, he has analyzed many hundreds of materials engineering problems, and component and system failures for industry, government, and the insurance and legal professions as an independent consultant.


Transportation Accident Law and Government Investigation
RTI Expert No: 011122

Expert 011122 is a Transportation Accident Law and Government Investigations Consultant who helps manage clients’ participation in various types of government investigations, regulatory enforcement proceedings, product safety recalls, and related litigation.  He has worked for technology developers, manufacturers of transportation safety and security equipment, defense and homeland security contractors, transportation service providers and major insurance organizations. Our expert manages clients’ participation in various types of government investigations, regulatory enforcement proceedings, product safety recalls and related litigation. He has represented clients before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in important administrative law cases.  This expert also supports clients and their litigation counsel by managing participation in government investigations, especially those involving aircraft and other transportation accidents.  He has managed automotive manufacturers’ safety recalls and provided advice concerning compliance with laws and regulations enforced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and other consumer protection agencies.


General & Air Carrier Aviation and Military Operations
RTI Expert No: 011188

Expert 011188 in an experienced aviation expert with over 25 years of experience as a pilot, instructor, examiner, and operations manager in both air carrier and military operations.  He is also a licensed Florida attorney who has worked in insurance defense and understands the pressures of trial preparation and the use of expert witnesses and technical experts in litigation. He has over 17 years in Part 121 air carrier domestic and international line operations, management, advanced training and FAA regulatory coordination for Delta Air Lines and is skilled in SMS, Human Factors, CRM, safety and standards evaluation.  In addition, he is experienced in development of international routes and facilities and has served as an Operations Control Center Flight Operations Manager. He has 20 years experience in military flight operations, flight training, base management, budget and accounting programs, as well as being experienced in Tactical Operations, Strategic Airlift, and Advanced Jet Training.  He is a prior USAF Safety Investigation Board Member, USAF Command Pilot, and Master Instructor.